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post #26251 of 33197
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 


As far as I know, an adelaide can be a quarter brogue, half brogue, sometimes a full brogue, and theoretically a captoe or plain toe.

 

Functionally, I find it useful to think of a shoe which is a half-brogue minus the medallion as a quarter brogue, and to think of a captoe with a line of broguing at the edge of the cap as a punch cap, but I don't know if that's 100% correct.

 

I have wondered whether there are firm definitions, at all, or if it is more a matter of looking at a shoe, and gauging the proportion of it that is brogued.

post #26252 of 33197
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

Functionally, I find it useful to think of a shoe which is a half-brogue minus the medallion as a quarter brogue, and to think of a captoe with a line of broguing at the edge of the cap as a punch cap, but I don't know if that's 100% correct.

 

 

That is exactly how I know it, and the definitions I use.

 

J

post #26253 of 33197

How do you guys keep your pocket squares organized? I keep all of mine dumped into a shopping bag, which I upend on my bed then pick out the square I want. It is getting a bit out of control, and there has to be a better way.

 

J

post #26254 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

How do you guys keep your pocket squares organized? I keep all of mine dumped into a shopping bag, which I upend on my bed then pick out the square I want. It is getting a bit out of control, and there has to be a better way.

 

J


I store them in a corner of my tie drawer. Roll them and put them down like I do the ties.

post #26255 of 33197
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How do you guys keep your pocket squares organized?
Stacked, in a 16.5 x 16.5 x 3.5" clear plastic container, on a shelf in the closet.

It's like a Tupperware or Rubbermaid food storage container, although it's not actually by Tupperware or Rubbermaid. I picked it up at a restaurant supply place, a few years ago. It was presumably intended for storing brownies or lasagna or somesuch. Even comes with a snap-on lid. I don't remember the price, but it didn't cost much.

As most of my pocket squares are 16x16", with nearly all the rest somewhat smaller than that, the size is fine. And the 3.5" height is ample.

I suspect something similar could be found at a place like Bed, Bath, & Beyond, or Ikea.
post #26256 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

How do you guys keep your pocket squares organized? I keep all of mine dumped into a shopping bag, which I upend on my bed then pick out the square I want. It is getting a bit out of control, and there has to be a better way.
Folded 4 or 5 to a box, in Drake's pocket square boxes, which are kept in a drawer. Sort of a PITA sometimes to find the one I want. I need a better way too.
post #26257 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Stacked, in a 16.5 x 16.5 x 3.5" clear plastic container, on a shelf in the closet.

It's like a Tupperware or Rubbermaid food storage container, although it's not actually by Tupperware or Rubbermaid. I picked it up at a restaurant supply place, a few years ago. It was presumably intended for storing brownies or lasagna or somesuch. Even comes with a snap-on lid. I don't remember the price, but it didn't cost much.

As most of my pocket squares are 16x16", with nearly all the rest somewhat smaller than that, the size is fine. And the 3.5" height is ample.

I suspect something similar could be found at a place like Bed, Bath, & Beyond, or Ikea.

Is it a pain to get one out of the middle?

There has to be a better way.

J
post #26258 of 33197
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Is it a pain to get one out of the middle?
As a practical matter, I've never found it to be much of a problem. But I accept that a solution which strikes me as being perfectly adequate may be rejected as hopelessly inelegant by the next fellow.
post #26259 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

How do you guys keep your pocket squares organized? I keep all of mine dumped into a shopping bag, which I upend on my bed then pick out the square I want. It is getting a bit out of control, and there has to be a better way.

J

With my bowties in a wire basket hung on those 3m hooks beneath my tie rack.
post #26260 of 33197

I have just thrifted several suits that need minor alterations.  I realize this can vary widely by location, but what would you normally expect to pay for:

 

Reducing a jacket in the chest and/or waist?

Slimming pant legs?

Letting out waist and seat?

 

I'm going to do some phoning around starting Monday, and would like to have a ballpark figure.  If you're local to Vancouver, I'm especially interested to know.

post #26261 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I have just thrifted several suits that need minor alterations.  I realize this can vary widely by location, but what would you normally expect to pay for:

Reducing a jacket in the chest and/or waist?
Slimming pant legs?
Letting out waist and seat?

I'm going to do some phoning around starting Monday, and would like to have a ballpark figure.  If you're local to Vancouver, I'm especially interested to know.

That's quite a bit of work to do, especially to the pants. I'm based out of Edmonton, with a mid-range priced tailor...for what you're describing, I would expect to pay up to $100 for that work ($40 jacket, $30 waist and seat, $30 slimming).
post #26262 of 33197
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Originally Posted by div25sec9 View Post


That's quite a bit of work to do, especially to the pants. I'm based out of Edmonton, with a mid-range priced tailor...for what you're describing, I would expect to pay up to $100 for that work ($40 jacket, $30 waist and seat, $30 slimming).

 

Thanks for the info - pricing is probably similar.  I'm contemplating letting a lower priced tailor attempt slimming the pants.  Jackets, I'll be pickier about - I normally wouldn't buy a jacket that didn't fit, but these were $10 per suit.  There was no risk at all.

post #26263 of 33197
Exactly how long should the vest of a 3pc suit be?

J
post #26264 of 33197
Long enough so that even with the bottom button unbuttoned and the bottom sweeping outward it covers the waist and its closure fully.

Although "exactly" is a bit harder to quantify.
post #26265 of 33197
Ok, I feel like most of mine the bottom button lines up with the waistband.

J
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